Monday 24 August 2020

Nicknames - Vinyl Joblottin' ep.5

Welcome to Vinyl Joblottin'
Listen to episode 5 here -

Each week on Vinyl Joblottin’ we buy a bundle of vinyl at auction (or find one in a record shop, charity shop, car boot sale, etc). The records are a slice of a collection, giving us a glimpse into a collector’s past. Then we spin each joblot into a theme for you.

Nearly all of us have had a nickname given to us. Usually they evolve from our first names or surnames but sometimes it’s because of a funny incident or an accidental mispronounciation. My nicknames have included Orbs, All-Bran, Bourbon, and at my first job after university I was called Al Bowlly. This week I’ve found a joblot of 6 records from musicians who all have nicknames (or titles). Listen to their music and discover the stories behind their names.

This episode features records from a joblot of 6 records that cost £4.10. Alban Low is your joblotter for this 20 minute episode.

1. Bird Song - J. J. Johnson
2. Bolero - Le Quintette Du Hot Club De France
3. Moan, Mourners (Moan, You Moaners) - Bessie Smith
4. Four Or Five Times - George Lewis
5. Flat Foot Floogee - Slim Gaillard
6. Chelsea Bridge - Ben Webster

This radio programme is part of the A World In London Radio Series, more information at

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